Chiffon Peter Pan Collar

I made this top years ago, and if I’m being honest, it looks much better left on the hanger! I remember making this, it was the last garment to sew up as part of my final major collection at uni. One day to go before the deadline, and I was still sewing. This top is made of chiffon and it is the worst fabric to work with. As floaty and dreamy it is, I will never ever use it again! If anyone’s been on an industrial sewing machine before, they will tell you how fast they go. Add emotional stress and silk chiffon to that mix and you’ve got a big mess! I was so stressed out at the time, I actually cried whilst I sewed this up – So dangerous! I am lucky I’ve still got all my fingers! I lived to tell the tale, and I lived to show you this outfit post! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

My little sis (she’s 13) did my hair here, she’s a Youtube fanatic and has learnt lots of new hair styles so I let her experiment on my hair! She’s so clever and I like the hair style she’s done for me here. I’m not very good with up-do’s! She also wanted me to show you all this video she recently found of a baby panda and a momma panda. It’s cute and funny. Enjoy!

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69 Comments

  1. August 25, 2011 / 2:09 pm

    You look lovely, and she's done your hair really well!

  2. August 25, 2011 / 2:11 pm

    Sneezing Baby Panda makes an appearance in Going The Distance lol. Love the video it's very funny. I like the cross ring but it might be a bit over kill for me lol. I only wear three rings – my wedding, my engagement and my haematite thumb ring (which has gained a crack which is really sad)

  3. August 25, 2011 / 2:13 pm

    That tops really lovely Sarah! The stress of deadlines is horrible, I love all the rings aswell. Your hair looks lovely your sister did a really good job ๐Ÿ™‚ I have seen that video before, it's so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. August 25, 2011 / 2:15 pm

    Love the top, I think it looks great on you! Love your hair as well, your sis is very clever!

  5. August 25, 2011 / 2:45 pm

    I love that you made this years ago… and now this style is all in fashion, I WISH I knew how to make clothes!

    It's lurrrvely!

    Dayner x | mozzypop.com

  6. August 25, 2011 / 3:08 pm

    i love your blogยกยกยก is very cool kisses from Mexico ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. August 25, 2011 / 3:10 pm

    I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. August 25, 2011 / 3:34 pm

    your hair is a beautiful colour! your shirt is lovely too, very talented ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  9. August 25, 2011 / 3:46 pm

    You look lovely and I really like your cross ring, I've been trying to find one but so far I've had no luck.

  10. August 25, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    Love the outfit! Your sister did a good job with your hair & your make-up looks lovely too ๐Ÿ™‚ btw congratulations on Look!x

  11. August 25, 2011 / 4:46 pm

    wow, this top is so adorable and you did an AWESOME job at sewing it! yessss indeedy chiffon is a pain in the butt to work with but wow, you the craftsmanship is out of this world =) and gosh, youre so cute!

    xx

  12. August 25, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    You look lovely, you hair is gorgeous
    xx

  13. August 25, 2011 / 5:23 pm

    The top looks lovely, your sister has done a great job with your up do! x

  14. August 25, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    That top is so beautiful! I don't see how you can say it would look better on the hanger. Thank you so much for stopping by yesterday by the way, I really appreciated it!

    Pip x

  15. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011 / 6:49 pm

    Love that top!! shame its not available to buy, because i definatley would!!

    pinksugarnotes.blogspot.com
    xx

  16. August 25, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    you made that? it's so lovely and floaty ๐Ÿ™‚
    i took textiles for gcse at school and certainly did not make anything so nice

    Robyn
    littlebirdinatree.blogspot.com -xx-

  17. August 25, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    Your top is gorgeous, I can't believe you made it!
    I wish I had a little sister to do my hair for me – I'm completely useless at styling my own hair!

  18. August 25, 2011 / 7:40 pm

    You are so adorable, I love this top! xo

  19. August 25, 2011 / 8:05 pm

    Wow, you made that? I actually think it's rather pretty. I love the collar.
    I also really like your red stone ring. So cute!

  20. August 25, 2011 / 9:00 pm

    Looks lovely! Cute hairstyle too ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. August 25, 2011 / 9:08 pm

    i love the top, and tell your sister that vid is hilarious i couldn't stop laughing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. August 25, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    Love the top!
    x

  23. August 25, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    This top is amazing, can't believe you made it, its so so cute! I really love your rings too ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  24. August 25, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    Incredible that you made this top! It looks gorgeous! Man, I couldn't make a rag if I had to… so envious of people who can whip things up from nothing. Love the outfit and your hair does look stunning! Well done to your sister! xx

  25. August 25, 2011 / 9:57 pm

    Such a gorgeous top, Sarah (: I studied Fashion & Clothing at college for two years where we worked with industrial machines, and I clearly remember using silk chiffon for a top that I "desperately wanted" in my collection, and satin for an evening gown. Such a huge mistake, I was close to tearing my hair out in the final weeks before our end of year catwalk! xx

  26. August 26, 2011 / 12:02 am

    Ooh the top is gorgeous Sarah! You're such a talented lil bunny! Loving the hair too, well done sister! x

  27. August 26, 2011 / 1:49 am

    he cross ring is amazing! Quite unique i need to get one…NOW haha:-)

  28. August 26, 2011 / 2:29 am

    You look so lovely! Can't believe you made that top, it's amazing x

  29. August 26, 2011 / 3:40 am

    It looks more than ok from where I'm sitting ๐Ÿ™‚ The stress of working with the fabric was worth it – you look great. I love the rings you've selected to go with this piece. Tell your sister your hair looks great in these pictures – the tutorials are definitely paying off ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. August 26, 2011 / 8:02 am

    in my opinion, i think that top looks great and your sis did a wonderful job with the hair. cool accessories too.

  31. August 26, 2011 / 8:33 am

    The top looks gorgeous on you,so delicate,so tender,Bet it quite comfortable…Your sister has a good command with the hair,It looks really nice…

  32. August 26, 2011 / 9:32 am

    This is a gorgeous shirt!
    I love your rings and nails too, given me the incentive to get up and do my nails!
    x

  33. August 26, 2011 / 11:20 am

    Your top is lovely! I love the peter pan collar and bow. I'd love to be able to make clothes! Your hair looks gorge, your sister did a good job ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  34. August 26, 2011 / 1:07 pm

    Your top is really FAB!
    It looks great on you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love the rest of the outfit too! ^.^

    xoxo
    Antonia

    FASHION IMPERATIVE

  35. August 26, 2011 / 1:25 pm

    Your top looks really nice and the outfit looks really cute + the rings are the best part of the I ADORE THEM!xx ohh and I'm a youtube fanatic too! (:

  36. August 26, 2011 / 1:32 pm

    I think the top looks lovely on you ๐Ÿ™‚ Also your hair looks great! So Sophisticated xoxo

  37. August 26, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    I love that you made this shirt – so talented! Also loving your hair like this, so cute of your sis.
    p.s. the post below is maybe the best set of pics I have seen on a blog! x

  38. Anonymous
    August 26, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    I'm loving your hair and I love that cross ring too!

    Jules @ A Bit of Jules

  39. August 26, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    OMG LOVE IT ๐Ÿ™‚ you look gorgeous. Will definitely follow your blog

    And I'll love if you also have a look on my blog

    xx
    fashionjudy.blogspot.com

  40. August 26, 2011 / 8:29 pm

    I think it's really great, can't beat a peter pan collar. Have a lovely weekend hun xxxx

  41. August 26, 2011 / 8:30 pm

    Your hair colour (and style) is absolutely stunning!

  42. August 26, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    Oooh, I love your blouse and those glasses look soo cute!
    xx

  43. Anonymous
    August 26, 2011 / 10:40 pm

    Chiffon is the worst to sew! But I still really like the collar of your top!

  44. August 26, 2011 / 11:22 pm

    First of all, thanks for your nice comment on my blog darling !

    Your sister is really "talented" if I might say. Your hair is amazing !

    I wish I were able to sew top like yours, but unfortunately I'm not good at it.

    xoxo

  45. August 26, 2011 / 11:28 pm

    I can't believe you made that top, it's amazing! So,so cute and I'm in love with your hair BTW the colour is so beautiful I have hair envy ๐Ÿ™
    Hope your well kitten xxx

  46. Anonymous
    August 27, 2011 / 12:14 pm

    I wish I had your sister as a hairdresser!

    Also I would totally pay good money for that top, can't believe you made it yourself. That's some skillz.

  47. August 27, 2011 / 12:19 pm

    great outfit & love your jewelry!

  48. August 27, 2011 / 12:51 pm

    love everthing! nice look!
    xx

  49. August 27, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    your blog is wonderful, love all the fashion inspiration from your looks. so glad you got in the look competion. CONGRATULATIONS <3

  50. August 27, 2011 / 8:16 pm

    You look so lovely! And I'm in love with you dress : peter pan collar are the best! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xx

  51. August 31, 2011 / 5:05 am

    I am obsessed with peter pan collars, so i adore this outfit. You look so pretty!

    xx

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